Carlo, Duke of Calabria

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Carlo
Duke of Calabria
Carlo Tito Francesco, Duke of Calabria - Hofburg.jpg
Born(1775-01-04)4 January 1775
Caserta Palace, Kingdom of Naples
Died17 December 1778(1778-12-17) (aged 3)
Caserta Palace, Kingdom of Naples
Burial
Names
Italian: Carlo Tito Francesco Giuseppe
HouseBourbon-Two Sicilies
FatherFerdinand IV of Naples
MotherMaria Carolina of Austria
ReligionRoman Catholic

Carlo of Naples and Sicily (Italian: Carlo Tito Francesco Giuseppe; 4 January 1775 – 17 December 1778) was Duke of Calabria as heir to Naples and Sicily.

Biography[edit]

Born at the Caserta Palace near Naples, he was known as the Duke of Calabria at birth as the heir apparent to his father's throne. His mother was a daughter of Empress Maria Theresa and thus sister of Marie Antoinette.

A member of the House of Bourbon, he was a prince of Naples and Sicily by birth. He was the hereditary prince of Naples. His birth allowed his mother to have a place in the Council of State, pursuant to his parents' marriage contract.

Carlo died of smallpox[1] aged 3. Six of his younger siblings would die of smallpox also: Princess Maria Anna (in 1780), Prince Giuseppe (in 1783), Prince Gennaro (in 1789), Prince Carlo Gennaro (also in 1789), Princess Maria Clotilde (in 1792) and Princess Maria Enricheta (also in 1792).

He was buried at the Church of Santa Chiara in Naples.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dyson. C.C, The Life of Marie Amelie Last Queen of the French, 1782-1866, BiblioBazaar, LLC, 2008, p. 33.